SMS Text Alerts

Read: Penn State Under Fire for Not Sending Text Alert After Off-Campus Shooting

Penn State Under Fire for Not Sending Text Alert After Off-Campus Shooting

Students turned to social media to voice frustration with Penn State for not sending text alerts about a shooting that was two miles off campus.

Read: UPDATE: Hawaii Employee Who Sent False Alarm Had Job Performance Issues

UPDATE: Hawaii Employee Who Sent False Alarm Had Job Performance Issues

The Jan. 13 emergency notification blunder in Hawaii highlights the importance of proper systems, training, policies and procedures on campus.

Read: University of Texas to Send Text Alerts for Off-Campus Crimes

University of Texas to Send Text Alerts for Off-Campus Crimes

Following a recent bout of crimes near the Austin campus, UT Police are asking Austin Police to inform them of all crimes that occur within a specific area.

Take It From the Experts When Crafting Your Messages

No matter what type of mass notification systems your campus uses, one critical step must not be forgotten: The creation and delivery of the actual content of the emergency notification. The following experts provide some sage advice on making your messages count.

Read: Florida State Aims for ‘Easy Button’ Solution to Mass Notification

Florida State Aims for ‘Easy Button’ Solution to Mass Notification

Institutions cannot afford to have an emergency notification system that takes minutes to verify an emergency, draft a message, seek approval and/or send the alert. To address this challenge, Florida State University, in conjunction with Siemens, has developed a centralized activation portal for its FSU ALERT emergency notification system.

Read: Tips for Establishing Your Mass Notification Policies

Tips for Establishing Your Mass Notification Policies

Three university emergency managers tell Campus Safety Conference attendees that there are no cookie-cutter solutions when it comes to mass notification.

Read: Purdue Community Praises Shooting Incident First Responders

Purdue Community Praises Shooting Incident First Responders

Others expressed concerns about access control and door locks.

Read: Solutions to Your Common Emergency Notification Problems

Solutions to Your Common Emergency Notification Problems

Training, planning, policies, coordination with stakeholders ensure messages reach everyone.

Read: Integrated Mass Notification Helps Texas A&M Get the Message Out Quickly

Integrated Mass Notification Helps Texas A&M Get the Message Out Quickly

Texas A&M University can issue alerts simultaneously across multiple platforms like SMS, IP connections, social media and more.

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